Dressed in a rich blue and accented by a stark black, this LeBron 17’s high-cut Battleknit upper features a familiar crown shape around the collar, nodding to LeBron’s “King James” nom de guerre. The most interesting part of the top half arrives via the interchangeable tongue guards. Wearers can choose between a tonal blue or crisp white, but they also have the option to go guard-less, exposing the black synthetic base. Each of these commutable accents features a “More Than An Athlete” text graphic and either further Uninterrupted branding or LeBron’s familiar Nike logo.
Not to be outdone, the midsole is dressed up in a crisp white shade and features an opaque Air Max cushioning unit. This is quite literally a whiteboard, as the shoes come with two custom-branded Sharpies — blue and black — enabling the wearer to write and erase messages of their choice, just like how LeBron is known to scrawl meaningful motifs on his personal pairs. Even the heel clip’s Swoosh gets in on the action with a printed marker-style Swoosh hit instead of its normal textured graphic.